New technology may speed up, build awareness of landslide risks
Engineers have created a new way to use lidar technology to identify and classify landslides on a landscape scale, which may revolutionize the understanding of landslides in the U.S. and reveal them to be ...
Obama: US needs to bring schools into 21st century
President Barack Obama says the United States needs to bring its schools into the 21st century when it comes to technology.
Japan's 311 mph super maglev train takes passengers for run
Spotify boosts staff numbers as streaming competition heats up
Spotify, the world's largest online music streaming service, plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive said Tuesday amid increasing competition from other technology ...
A carry-on that charges your smartphone (and more)
Smart technology is in our homes, cars and phones. And soon, it will power our luggage, thanks in part to University at Buffalo engineering student Martin Diz.
We have liftoff: 'hoverboard' takes flight
Ever since Marty McFly rode on one in 1989's hit film "Back to the Future Part II," fans have dreamed of having their own levitating skateboard, or "hoverboard."
Wearable tech isn't just for humans – dogs, cats and chickens are sporting it too
With the likes of Google Glass, Fitbit, and Emotiv wearables are now a familiar concept. Perhaps less known is that animals have been fitted with wearable technology for decades. ...
Paving the way for the production of high-performance solar cells
Doris Leuthard, a member of the Swiss Federal Council, opened a pilot plant for the production of high efficiency heterojunction (HJT) solar cells at Meyer Burger Research AG in Hauterive, Neuchâtel today. ...
Battery support for renewable sources announced by Aquion
Innovations in capturing starlight will help astrophysicists detect planets
(Phys.org) —Justin Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has published a study Thursday (Nov. 13) in the journal Science that details how next-generation planet ...
Wearable tech for the battlefield and people at risk for heart attacks
Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack?
Team develops test to rapidly diagnose bloodstream infection
A new bloodstream infection test created by UC Irvine researchers can speed up diagnosis times with unprecedented accuracy, allowing physicians to treat patients with potentially deadly ailments more promptly ...
Refreshable Braille gets an engineer's touch
When Katherine (Katie) Cagen '14 was applying to Harvard, she made a new friend on campus who happened to be visually impaired. "I saw how much she relied on technology to be able to access her course materials," ...
Target buys Pittsburgh shopping technology firm
Target Corp. has acquired a Pittsburgh company that says its software platform brings "an Amazon-like shopping experience" to in-store customers.